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Old 05-13-2012, 03:07 PM   #41
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It would be a deal breaker if it was not equipped with a battery. I have bought two from different dealers and it was not a question. Jayco had 2 12v batteries included.

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Old 05-13-2012, 08:47 PM   #42
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I would think even though you are going to have the camper as a seasonal spot, a battery will be required in the event the power goes out ( it happened to me this weekend) no furnace , no hot water heater and no lights. Get a good battery because you never know when it will be needed and needed Badly! Good luck with your new TT

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Old 05-13-2012, 09:21 PM   #43
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Interesting thread. Want or need? In PA as well as most other states, your trailer must have a break away switch which will STOP the trailer in the event of a disconnect. This is accomplished by the trailer having a battery. Unless you are camping at the dealership you NEED to have the battery in order to tow the unit off the dealer lot.

You didn't mention if the dealer is playing a game with you or not, hopefully not. It they are, did the dealer perform a state inspection on the trailer? If they did, how could it have passed without a battery?

In any event, I hope that they are not playing games with you on this as it's a trivial thing to do. Not only have I gotten a battery, but full propane too, and I do expect that to be the case.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:04 AM   #44
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This is one of the things that never occurred to me as we made the expedition (Houston-Orlando) to pick up our X23B. The dealer had one installed. Granted it's not the best battery for the application (Interstate automotive) but I'll use it till it's dead and replace it with a deep-cycle.
The lack of a battery wouldn't have been a show-stopper for us, just an inconvenience but I'm glad our dealer took care of us.

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Old 05-14-2012, 09:10 AM   #45
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My new 19RD came with two good quality deep cycle batteries and both 30 pound propane tanks were filled. All that and I still got a great price on my TT. A little over 30% off Jayco's MSRP. Dealer never mentioned who furnished the batteries. Guess that is another plus for the dealer I bought from. Sure wish I lived closer so I could have him service my TT as well.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:23 PM   #46
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I had to pay extra for my batteies the last two time I purchased a trailer. The manf doesnt provide them. The Dealer does. He probably makes a good mark up on them too.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:22 PM   #47
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By law in most places you have to have a battery installed.. because if you dont and the trailer comes loose from the tow vehicle the breakaway switch needs to activate the brakes... and as we all know if the trailer breaks away then the umbilical cord comes out too...
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:09 AM   #48
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it's irresponsible for a dealer to send a TT down the road without a battery and a bad sales practice to not just supply a $80- 100 battery on one of the most marked up products a consumer can buy....SMH!!!
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:22 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by cdembek View Post
In the same boat here, battery did not come with the camper. We have a 29bhs, just wondering what size battery to purchase?
I've got a pair of 24's in boxes on the front rack of my 29bhs, they fit nicely in there
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:09 AM   #50
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In going through older threads (I joined in June)...on the battery issue, of the 2 Jaycos i bought they both had a battery at delivery. 2 different dealers.

BUT, how do the trailers get to the dealer? Over the road in most / all? cases. Interstate. I can't imagine not having a battery for the break away switch. Unless the hauler puts one in for the delivery ride.

Just my $.02.

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